Slinging and Lifting with an Excavator or Loader

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When on the job, there will be times where you need to work around suspended loads. This risky task has regulations and safe work practices to follow. It is important that everyone involved knows how to implement these practically.

Knowing the machine capability through the use of load charts, understanding the weights of what you lift and the safest method of doing so is crucial to the safe success of the job

The information that is presented to you on course will give you the industry best practices. You will gain practical solutions to get efficiencies and work safely.

This course aims to equip individuals with knowledge of slinging, lifting, and placing with an excavator or loader.


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1 day course.

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Kingsley Hannah

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$595 +GST per person

(Minimum numbers apply before a course is confirmed)

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Topics include

  • Worksafe requirements
  • How to sling a load and secure it
  • Communication with lifting loads - hand signals
  • Hazards while slinging and lifting
  • How to check lifting gear
  • Safe operation of machinery been used to lift
  • Reading and understanding load charts
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On completion of this course participants will

  • Describe the principles for using an excavator or loader for lifting and moving loads
  • Describe types and inspection of lifting attachments on excavators and loaders
  • Demonstrate knowledge of lifting and securing gear used with excavators and loaders
  • Describe communication for slinging, lifting, moving and placing operations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of hazards associated with slinging, lifting, moving and placing, and describe requirements for their control.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of slinging, lifting, moving and placing of components, materials, and objects at civil infrastructure worksites
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Who should attend

  • Operator and those on ground personnel who rig the gear or spot and aid in the control of suspended loads.
  • Project Managers may also benefit from attendance at this course to understand the process and how it may affect planning processes
  • Material supplier yards people who undertake the lift
  • Local council staff
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